Thorning Astrup / aarhus Cube Illusion necklace
One size cube neclace in a minimalist Nordic design, made from stone cast to give it a soft a smooth feel and the aestetics of industrial concrete and cement. Note that surface and appearance might vary from the image as all of our jewellery are handmade. The Illusion Cube is mounted on suede and measures about 3,4 x 3,8 x 0,4 cm. Remember to choose between silver chain and silver-oxidized chain. Chain length approx. 50 cm. ----- About the designer: In our first line of jewellery, we seek to break with the usual notion of how jewellery should look like. We have chosen a material that is raw and industrial as a starting point, but through processing becomes smooth and soft . Concrete was the point of departure when we started to experiment and innovate, but we soon found out that the concrete fell short when it came to small items; it was porous, the corners broke off and it was too cold and hard against the skin. We tested many types of materials and improved the formula to a mixture consisting of a particular stone cast and a natural binding agent that makes the products durable, attractive to touch and with just the right weight. We mix the concrete look with materials such as silver, bamboo and copper, but without drowning out the aesthetics of concrete. We have developed and tested the products during a year and we are now happy with the appearance and feel and ready to launch our first collection . The style is Nordic, raw and minimalist. We have worked with simple geometric shapes and the cube has been the heart of our shape. Based on this first collection, we are slowly starting to develop our next collection of concrete jewellery, a bit more daring, but still celebrating simple. With handmade and industrial design in combination, we have deliberately been working with the imperfect . We foster the natural imperfections in every product so that no jewellery is similar, but at the same time still maintaining a tight and consistent design. The jewellery are all handmade - molded and sanded several times to achieve the perfect finish.